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Prince Harry’s Outrage, Spare A Thought

By Stuart Rees The Taliban forbid women to go out alone or attend universities, Israel confirms it is a racist, apartheid state, Rohingya refugees despair, executions continue in Iran, Russia is reducing Ukraine to ashes, the Myanmar military promote brutality, fascist-like Republicans shackle the US Congress, asylum seekers are punished by UK and Australian governments,

Nobel Recipients’ Humanity - Stark Contrast to Putin’s Bestiality

By Stuart Rees Let’s not mince words. Despite the wisdom of hindsight arguments that NATO had provoked Putin to invade Ukraine, the thuggery of the Russian dictator and his Belarusian ally offer no benefits. During days preceding a festive period, the world watches the contrast between the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize recipients’ hopes for humanity and

Gambling with People’s Lives

By Bradley Stanton It’s commonly stated that gambling in Australia is the equivalent of guns in America. The gambling Industry has captured politics in the way the National Rifle Association has in America. Let’s be frank - the gambling industry doesn’t care about you. Its sole purpose is to cause harm and misery to the

Labor Leader Minns Fails Principle of Courage on Violet CoCo and Shaoquett Moselmane

By Stuart Rees In his December 5 response to the sentencing of the Fireproof Australia protester Deanna ‘Violet’ CoCo to fifteen months in jail and a refusal of bail pending her appeal, Minns showed whose side he was on. He was really a Liberal. He agreed with Premier Perrottet who found the young woman’s jail

The Writing is on the Wall

Chris Grounds In terms of the conservation of the natural environment, the Shoalhaven has an ‘elephant in the room’ for company, perhaps even a small herd. The contention of this article is that there are some key indicators that verify new thinking, attitude and perspective is needed at the local, council level for environmental conservation,

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Environment

December 5, 2022

The Writing is on the Wall

Chris Grounds In terms of the conservation of the natural environment, the Shoalhaven has an ‘elephant in the room’ for company, perhaps even a small herd. The contention of this article is that there are some key indicators that verify new thinking, attitude and perspective is needed at the local, council level for environmental conservation, […]

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December 3, 2022

Onslaught of Coastal Developments Will Destroy Villages and Wildlife

By Claire Haywood From Yamba in the far north to Tura Beach in the south, the battle against the onslaught of land developments is on. Led by Greens MLC Cate Faerhmann and spearheaded by concerned residents across the state these detrimental ‘zombie DA’s’ are threatening to change the face of many of our beautiful towns […]

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November 29, 2022

Callala Planning Proposal is Tainted

Chris Grounds A marvellous insight into the New Bush Telegraph was given at the NBT meeting this last week when former editor, Ev Pettigrew, spoke about the history of the NBT publications with Shoalhaven Library archive examples illustrating its historic path. One edition in particular from April/May 1994 caught my attention as entirely relevant to […]

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September 22, 2022

The Passing of a Matriarch

By Roger Hart This is the story of the felling of a forest giant in our neighbourhood at Woollamia. I estimate this tree was 50 metres tall with a girth (diameter at breast height) of well over two metres. It was our matriarch tree. In the year 2000, after tree felling commenced at the nearby […]

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Community

December 20, 2022

Gambling with People’s Lives

By Bradley Stanton It’s commonly stated that gambling in Australia is the equivalent of guns in America. The gambling Industry has captured politics in the way the National Rifle Association has in America. Let’s be frank - the gambling industry doesn’t care about you. Its sole purpose is to cause harm and misery to the […]

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December 12, 2022

The Village Green

Poem by Roger Hart Roger Hart presented his poem The Village Green at Sunday's peaceful protest in Huskisson asking for respect for the sacred site from economic greed by developers. The protest was organised by our local Aboriginal Jerrinja community and supported by many. The Village Green By Roger Hart Majestic spotted gums Koori pathway […]

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December 5, 2022

The Writing is on the Wall

Chris Grounds In terms of the conservation of the natural environment, the Shoalhaven has an ‘elephant in the room’ for company, perhaps even a small herd. The contention of this article is that there are some key indicators that verify new thinking, attitude and perspective is needed at the local, council level for environmental conservation, […]

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December 3, 2022

Onslaught of Coastal Developments Will Destroy Villages and Wildlife

By Claire Haywood From Yamba in the far north to Tura Beach in the south, the battle against the onslaught of land developments is on. Led by Greens MLC Cate Faerhmann and spearheaded by concerned residents across the state these detrimental ‘zombie DA’s’ are threatening to change the face of many of our beautiful towns […]

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December 2, 2022

The Voice of an Obstructionist, Wilfully Ignorant National Party

By Stuart Rees The National Party’s decision to campaign against a voice to parliament is destructive and wilfully ignorant. Contributors to this decision ignore a history of Indigenous punishment and powerlessness. They criticise a referendum process which has not been published but which they pretend to know. They attribute to the Uluru Statement goals, of which […]

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Politics

There is No Peace in War

By Dennis Argall In the week before the Tiananmen incident in 1989, a Chinese official said to me that he did not think China’s leaders were intellectually equipped to handle the situation. We now have a situation where US officials, in the wake of defeat in Afghanistan, are not intellectually equipped to handle new and […]

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December 22, 2022

Nobel Recipients’ Humanity - Stark Contrast to Putin’s Bestiality

By Stuart Rees Let’s not mince words. Despite the wisdom of hindsight arguments that NATO had provoked Putin to invade Ukraine, the thuggery of the Russian dictator and his Belarusian ally offer no benefits. During days preceding a festive period, the world watches the contrast between the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize recipients’ hopes for humanity and […]

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December 20, 2022

Gambling with People’s Lives

By Bradley Stanton It’s commonly stated that gambling in Australia is the equivalent of guns in America. The gambling Industry has captured politics in the way the National Rifle Association has in America. Let’s be frank - the gambling industry doesn’t care about you. Its sole purpose is to cause harm and misery to the […]

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December 10, 2022

Labor Leader Minns Fails Principle of Courage on Violet CoCo and Shaoquett Moselmane

By Stuart Rees In his December 5 response to the sentencing of the Fireproof Australia protester Deanna ‘Violet’ CoCo to fifteen months in jail and a refusal of bail pending her appeal, Minns showed whose side he was on. He was really a Liberal. He agreed with Premier Perrottet who found the young woman’s jail […]

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